Cheyenne was started by Sue and Fred on their ranch in Brush Prairie Washington, with the idea of making a better cart that would be light weight, easy to maneuver and clean. Fred being a pioneer in the fiberglass industry put his knowledge to use to develop Cheyenne's first cart, the Workhorse.
After much research and customer feedback, they designed two more carts, the Colt 300 and Colt 26. On the market at the time all you could get was wood, plastic or metal carts. Customers came to realize that fiberglass was a great option; it did not rust, rot, or crack and it was long lasting.
Through customer contact Cheyenne was asked to make products that were designed for the marine environment. Their Life Rings were rotting and ropes were falling apart due to inadequate protection. At this point we evaluated the problem and designed the "Tough Guy" Fiberglass Life Ring Cabinet, by enclosing and shielding the ring from the sun, rain and weather, we stopped the problem.
After much success with the Life Ring Cabinet, Marinas asked us to make other products such as, Dock boxes, Fire Hose and Extinguisher Cabinets. We designed an injection molding system that made the cabinets smooth inside and out. Many years were spent developing it and we now use Resin Transfer Molding; a new technology that is clean, effective and environmentally friendly for the world that we live in.
ABOUT CHEYENNE MANUFACTURING
We come from a humble, but hardy beginning on a small ranch in Clark County, Washington. We started in livestock and moved into manufacturing fiberglass carts in 1979. By 1985, we moved to our present location, where we have been developing our technology for the manufacturing of our products.
We have spent many years and resources to develop a new way to fiberglass. We use RTM (Resin Transfer Molding), a new technology that is clean, effective and very environmentally friendly for the world we all live in.
Sue Silagy - Founder/CEO